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Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, to start arguments, to shape the world and to stop it going to sleep.
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
(Alfred de Musset)
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